German-Israeli Relations Merkel and Netanyahu Seek to Play Down Differences

Despite recent differences between Germany and Israel over settlement construction plans on the West Bank, Angela Merkel and Benjamin Netanyahu pledged friendship on Thursday in Berlin. They have, said the chancellor, agreed to disagree.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu together with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Chancellery in Berlin on Thursday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu together with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Chancellery in Berlin on Thursday.

Foto: Guido Bergmann/ dpa
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